Friday, 28 January 2011

I Like Peas

I Like Peas by Lorena Siminovich, illustrated (collages) created by Lorena Siminovich (hardie grant EGMONT)
HB RRP $14.95
ISBN 978-184877382-0
Reviewed by Lillian Rodrigues-Pang

I Like Peas is a touch and feel board book for children aged one and above. This board book is one of a series based on nature called ‘petitcollage’ other titles in the series include I Like Bugs and I Like Fruit. The book has a natural feel with a wooden finish on every second page.

I Like Peas presents a simple depiction of opposites. Lorena Siminovich uses vegetables and the vegetable garden to demonstrate above and below (carrot), inside and out (peas), short and tall (corn) etc. She employs warm colours and includes a touch and feel section on every two-page spread. The textures are presented in a range of shapes for little fingers to discover and play with.

The illustrations are large enough for little eyes and hands and the colours whilst warm contain variety on every page. I’m fortunate to have a two year old who is enjoying this book very much. In particular she likes putting her fingers into the pea shaped holes to feel the fabric beneath. I am happy as it presents vegetables that she doesn’t always enjoy eating – maybe this will help? 

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